Quantcast
Connect with us

Secret Service agent under fire for Facebook post saying she’d choose ‘jail time’ over a bullet for Trump

Published

on

A senior Secret Service agent in charge of the agency’s Denver office is under fire for a Facebook post she wrote in October of last year, saying she would prefer jail time to stopping a bullet presumably for the man who is now president.

According to the Washington Examiner, Agent Kerry O’Grady, who oversees coordination with Washington-based Secret Service teams for all presidential candidate and presidential trips to the area, wrote the post around the time Trump’s comments about sexually assaulting women were made public.

ADVERTISEMENT

In the Facebook post, O’Grady wrote: “As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle not to violate the Hatch Act. So I keep quiet and skirt the median. To do otherwise can be a criminal offense for those in my position. Despite the fact that I am expected to take a bullet for both sides.”

“But this world has changed and I have changed. And I would take jail time over a bullet or an endorsement for what I believe to be disaster to this country and the strong and amazing women and minorities who reside here. Hatch Act be damned. I am with Her,” she continued, with the “I’m with Her” being a reference to the campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Interviewed by the Examiner, O’Grady admitted she deleted the post after two to three days after thinking about it, and said that and wasn’t saying she would shirk her job, adding, “I firmly believe in this job. I’m proud to do it and we serve the office of the president.”

According to the Examiner, the Department of Homeland Security was alerted to O’Grady’s post in October of last year.

A screenshot of her Facebook post can be seen below:

ADVERTISEMENT

Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 3.27.23 PM


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Doctor fighting fraud charge cites Donald Trump in his defense of doling out COVID-19 drug

Published

on

As President Donald Trump promoted the drug hydroxychloroquine, one California doctor took his recommendations to the bank.

According to the San Diego Tribune, Dr. Jennings Staley is being charged in what appears to be the first case involving the drug. The FBI is charing Staley with mail fraud as part of an effort hailing hydroxychloroquine as a "miracle cure" and the "magic bullet" to an undercover agent posing as a patient, court documents say.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

The few police willing to join in solidarity with protesters

Published

on

Reports of the protests across the country are focusing on the violence, clashes and property damage caused by a small few rather than the peaceful protest of those rallying against injustice and the police standing in solidarity with them.

A few captured positive moments of cities where officers support the protests and believe Black lives do actually matter.

There were moments of protesters fist-bumping police, hugs with police, and in one incident in New York City over the weekend, one officer was separated from his unit. Protesters surrounded him with locked arms to protect him from those being violent. In Miami, Florida and Seattle, Washington, police joined protesters in kneeling.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Trump shows all the signs of being ‘rattled’ now that the White House is under siege from protesters: columnist

Published

on

In a column for the Atlantic, longtime political observer Peter Nicholas stated that Donald Trump is showing all the signs of a scared man as massive protests have broken out across the country over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops -- and angry Americans are taking their case all the way up to the White House gates.

As Nicholas wrote, "Presidents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what’s transpiring outside the windows of his historic residence."

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image